Posts tagged ‘cottage living’

June 20, 2011


by Kaylee Pare

When you live right in the thick of a city, it’s so easy to get pulled in to the hustle and bustle, forgetting to enjoy each moment and take it all in. Between working, driving, socializing and daily errands, a week can zip by before you’ve even gotten the chance to think about yourself. That’s why I think it’s so important to get away from it all for a weekend or just one afternoon, and even a few weeks if you can. There’s nothing better than getting a chance to clear your head, putting your cell on silent and all that background noise on mute. I think it’s the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. Whether it’s your parent’s home, your cottage, a nearby spa or just a quiet drive down a country road, we’ve all got that one place that makes us feel at peace. For me, my parent’s cottage in the Eastern Townships on Lake Memphramagog is that place. The house itself is nothing special but the view and the atmosphere is unrivaled. We’ve hosted many different groups there, and no matter the people or the day, there’s always a certain carefree and nostalgic quality that you just don’t get anywhere else. Because the house is so removed from any sense of civilization, everyone who visits feels stripped of stress and at one with nature. This past weekend, I went to the cottage with my parents; celebrated Father’s Day, soaked up the sun and sat by the bonfire at night. Here are a few shots from the weekend. Here’s hoping that you have some form of refuge in your life, and if you don’t, I highly suggest seeking one out.

I spent all weekend staring at this view.


Watched bees feed on nectar.


Admired the bright colors in our garden.


Painted my nails Essie St Lucia Lilac.


Celebrated Father's Day with a little gift-giving.


Caught up on old issues, and the newest July Vogue & Elle.


Caught this little guy in the act.


Spent some time on the water.


I burnt myself on Saturday, forcing me to wear high-cut long sleeves on Sunday, but still enjoyed the sunshine with a Corona!

Photos by NonStopStyle

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